I love hitting the road on a beautiful Fall day, heading north to Sonoma County.
The hills roll green on either side, and just as I was enjoying Tchaikovsky’s
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48
a flurry of birds burst into the sky and swooped together in a enormous circle…
just as the music soared…it was absolutely magical.
In about 35 minutes I rolled into of the most picturesque small towns in America.
Best know for being the location shoot for American Graffiti and featured in
numerous films and commercials here, Petaluma is bustling with cute shops,
great restaurants, my favorite garden nurseries, and wonderful antique stores.
I first stopped at Sienna …
Three floors are filled with French, Italian, and homespun American antiques…
The first floor has dramatic tall ceilings, and vignettes often take advantage of the
vertical space with stories that stack antiques and vintage finds to dramatic heights.
While most of the shop’s interior had a dim antique ambiance that had my camera
struggling for focus, the loft space on the third floor is flooded with natural light.
How could the copper tub not catch my eye,
and the dapper child’s mannequin in front.
Louis XIV style pared down, burlap taut canape, be-pillowed
with French mattress ticking tied in a soft down stack.
A Louis XV style bed, tall leather riding boots and their vintage wood lasts…
One of a matching set of Italian tole painted twin bed frames…
gilded French arm chair aloft,
and Belle Epoque style grand mirror
Absolutely beautiful antique early 19th century Italian candelabras…
One less zero and I would have snatched them up!
At every party isn’t there always someone that has to be the
center of attention?
An old industrial style accordion file system
Industrial meets Directoire…
Architectural cast concrete, antique iron urns, a basket of frieze tiles…
open daily 10-5:30
119 Petaluma Blvd No.